I Think Excellent Customer Service Is More Important Than Ever – Do You Agree?

Good customer service is very important to me - is it important to you? In fact during 2014, I made a point of praising anyone who gave me, or my family, excellent service and being very clear when service was not up to scratch. One mantra I've … [Read more...]

Are you a South West entrepreneur thinking ‘why bother with Twitter’?

Fiona 2013 - 3

Today I was asked to write a blog post about Twitter - so I'm happy to oblige. Why? Well, as a media consultant and journalist I often hear comments like 'why bother with Twitter?' or 'I'm on Twitter but I've no idea what to do'. These phrases are … [Read more...]

Rolf Harris, sexual abuse and the world of television and the media

Are you being abused?

As we know - this week, entertainer Rolf Harris was sent to prison for abusing children - using his celebrity status as a cloak for his disgusting activities. His past has now caught up with him, he's paying the price and so will his family. Justice … [Read more...]

Director of the Graham Norton show talks about his life as a carer – part two

Steve & Robert

This is part two of a story which I started telling during national Carers' Week last week - it's very easy to have a stereotypical view of what a carer looks like. However, in my experience, no one chooses such a role. Life simply demands it - and … [Read more...]

Director of The Graham Norton Show talks about his ‘other job’ – as a carer

Robert (front) and Steve before chronic fatigue syndrome struck.

Does anyone care about my new job -  as a carer?  What do you think when someone tells you they’re a ‘carer’?  Do you think ‘well you’re retired, you’ve got grey hair, and such a thing often happens at that time of life” (in other words ‘what do … [Read more...]

Race for Life was an emotional event for anyone affected by cancer – most of us!

Starting out...

At the weekend, my 12 year old daughter Georgia took part in her first ever fundraising event - the Swindon Race for Life to raise money for cancer research. She'd decided to do this only a short time ago after being inspired by a friend at … [Read more...]

Wiltshire journalist shares her story to inspire women throughout the UK

My story shared in Playing & Staying At The Top of Your Game

Have you ever thought - I'd like to write a book? I'd like to tell my story? Can I write a book? Would anyone actually be interested?    As a person who does a lot of writing as part of my business, it may seem strange to tell you that I've … [Read more...]

Wiltshire family share an amazing love story…

A love story

This article first appeared in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald in early February 2014. Today mum Liz Badcock is a loving mother, doting wife and fledgling entrepreneur. As she turns 40 this year and enjoys watching her 20-month-old son … [Read more...]

Grandparents inspired to take action after daughter-in-law’s traumatic pregnanc

This article was first published in January 2014 in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald. Grandparents Bruce and Bev Bodio are on a mission to help expectant mums deal with difficult pregnancies. The couple, who live in Stockwood Road, Devizes, … [Read more...]

Fracking – is it on your radar yet? Coming to the south west in 2014….

This is an article which appeared in the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald on January 2 2014 and includes an interview with mum Becky Martin, a scientist by profession. As 2014 dawns, it could be a very important year for one campaigning mum from … [Read more...]